|Date: 05/07/2012 Time: 09:08:00 AM
Kuwait, chairman of the current session of the Arab
League Council, is due to take part in "Friends of Syria" meeting scheduled to
begin in the French capital on Friday.
The Gulf State is taking part in the meeting, along with 100 countries and
representatives of the opposition Syrian National Council, in a new
international bid to demonstrate robust and mounting support for the Syrian
people, namely their legitimate aspiration for democracy and freedom.
Kuwait is represented at the meeting, the third to be held at this level
following sessions that had been held in Tunis and Istanbul, by Deputy Prime
Minister, Foreign Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Sheikh
Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, the chairman of the current session of the
In remarks to KUNA, the Kuwaiti ambassador in Paris Ali Suliman Al-Saeed
said Kuwait's participation in the conference with such high-rank delegation
reflected its deep concern for cause of the brotherly Syrian people and its
aspiration to find quick settlement to their plight.
It also signals the distinctive ties and continuing coordination between
officials of Kuwait and France regarding various regional and international
issues, he said, expressing hope that the meeting would be crowned with
"realizing aspirations of the brotherly Syrian people."
On topics of the meeting, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid has affirmed that the
major issue on the table would be the document of principles for the
transitional period that had been adopted by all the relevant parties, namely
Russia and China, at the "international contact group," recently held in
Elaborating, the minister also affirmed that the Geneva meetings robustly
boosted efforts for implementation of the settlement plan by the
Arab-international envoy, Kofi Annan.
The contact group, comprising the US, France, Britain, China, Russia,
Turkey, Qatar, Kuwait, representatives of the Arab League and the European
Union, agreed at the Geneva meeting, on Saturday, on a tentative accord for
securing power transition in Syria by means of forming an interim government
including the opposition.
Conferees at the Paris meeting are also seeking further international
pressure on Damascus to coerce it abide by Annan's six-point scheme as the
sole means of resolving the crisis that has claimed thousands of lives since
its flare-up more than a year ago.